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Gen 1 to Gen 2 Gender Mechanics Regarding Trading

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Does anyone know how genders are assigned to Pokemon traded from Pokemon Blue/Red/Yellow/Green to Gold/Silver/Crystal? I mean, Pokemon from the former games listed don't have genders assigned to them, and I'm wondering what decides the gender of the Pokemon when they're traded over.

The only thing I can recall on that particular topic was me trading over the 3 starters, a few other Pokemon, and Pikachu from Pokemon Yellow to Pokemon Silver way back in the day. All of the Pokemon that were traded over were male except for the Nidoqueen.

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It's also ties in with gender ratios. For "50%" female pokemon, females had an attack DV from 0-6, while males had an attack DV from 7-15. In GSC, the supposed 50/50 gender ratio was actually weighted slightly more towards males. "25%" female pokemon were also weighted slightly, though actually for females (0-4 and 5-15). 12.5% females had 0-1 while 87.5% males had 2-15, and 75% females had 0-11 while 25% males had 12-15. Obviously 100% female pokemon could go the full attack DV range of 0-15.

Edited by Konnor97

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SHininess is also determined based on DVs in GSC, so you can trade a shiny pokemon to rby and back and they keep their shinyness. Held items actually use a byte in the pokemon's data that is set in RBY but never used, so trading does not cause them to get forgotten.

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There's also a Ditto bug that lets you guarantee a Gen I Ditto will be shiny if sent to II, interestingly.

Another thing, Gen 2 Pokémon always had the same SpAtk and SpDef IVs. This is to retain compatibility with Gen 1 where they were one stat

Edited by Glaceon Mage

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